Forrester Research
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www.forrester.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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No recognition no matter the effort, no opportunities - beware!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Forrester Research

ProsGood name to have on your resume. Fun, intelligent people to work with, relaxed working environment

ConsVery few opportunities for advancement/promotions, while on the surface it seems to be the case that there are many. Forrester is a highly political place (even though this is only typical of a much larger company) - you can only win if you know the game and play by the rules. There is an unbelievable amount of red-tape to jump through in order to accomplish the smallest task (at the expense of productivity and quality), and employees are encouraged to invent more "processes" in order to receive praise/promotions, which is extremely counterproductive. The HR department is bloated with unnecessary made-up positions. The turn-over is very high, no doubt due to inadequate level of compensation compared to other similar companies, and no appreciation whatsoever for the hard effort and the extra hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementSlash half of HR, reduce the number of processes and instead focus on the quality of deliverables.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A factory for information with uneven quality by topic and a sweatshop sales mentality toward analysts

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I worked at Forrester Research


Pros: Many intelligent people working there Still has a good reputation Cons: Current management is not up to the job and has turned the analysts into sales people in response to revenue pressure. This is not a… Advice to Senior Management: Put George Colony back in charge and find a competent… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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not forward thinking at all

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Pros: i can be interesting work to do and flex time is ok. demands… Cons: i expected more thought leadership here and just didn't see it. i wonder if the… Advice to Senior Management: hire better recruiters who can bring in smart people! No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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